2014 Translation Conferences

December 26, 2013
2014 Translation Conferences

Take a sit! Participating in Translation conferences is one of the best ways to keep learning new things about the translation profession and network with fellow translators. Problem is, there are so many conferences out there that sometimes it gets hard to keep track. That's where we come in! This page displays a chronological list of translation events. We promise to keep updating it with any new event we hear about, and you can also help by filling out the form below. 

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Title: 2014 IMIA Conference

Dates: January 16th-19th

Location: Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston, Houston, Texas, USA

Description: 2014 International Medical Interpreters Conference. Theme: Medical Interpreter Education: The Gateway to the Future!

Website: http://www.imiaweb.org/conferences/2014conference.asp 

Title: Second Durham Postgraduate Colloquium

Dates: January 31st

Location: Room CLC202, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, Stockton Road, Durham, UK

Description: “Theoretical Frameworks and Methodologies: Research in Translation Studies”. Main speaker : Nike K. Pokorn, ‘Methods to study Socialist translations’, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/postgraduate/transstuds/ 


Title: ITA 2014 International Conference

Dates: February 10th-12th

Location: Sharon Beach Resort Hotel, Herzliya, Israel

Description: Program includes workshops such as SDL-Trados for Beginners, MemoQ for Beginners, Expert marketing: how to position yourself as a specialist, The language of the Law, Editing Scientific Academic Texts (TBC) and more

Website: http://www.ita.org.il/uploaded/PDFs/2014_Conf_Program_v6.pdf 

Title: Localization World

Dates: February 24th-26th

Location: Millennium Hilton Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

Description: Theme: Localization in a Shifting Global Economy

Website: https://locworld.com/ 


Title: International Conference on Audiovisual Translation

Dates: March 20th-21st

Location: Lviv, Ukraine

Description: Translation and cinema: multiplicity of perspectives, points of contact

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/translationandcinema/ 

Title: GALA 2014

Dates: March 23rd-26th

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Description: Various sessions such as Interpreting + Translation + Technology: The New Language Services Paradigm, Risks and Rewards When Localizing into Rare and Emerging Languages, Localization for Central Asia: Are You Ready?, When LSPs Think Creatively, Innovation Follows, Proving the ROI of Machine Translation, Bringing Cloud Translation Technology to the Turkish Market,Transparency and Trust in Translation Technology and many more...

Website: https://www.gala-global.org/ 

Title: The Translation and Localization Conference 2014

Dates: March 28th-29th

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Description: 1) Technical Communication: Normalization, authoring, implications for the translation industry 2) Big Data vs. Translation Industry: CAT tools, machine translation, cloud computing, project management 3) The Human Factor: Recruitment, training, processes

Website: http://www.translation-conference.com/ 


Title: Canadian association for translation studies - 27th Annual Conference

Dates: May 26th-28th

Location: Brock University,St. Catharines, Ontario

Description: Open Sessions

Website: http://www.act-cats.ca/English/Congress/annual_congress.htm 

Title: The First International Conference on Food and Culture in Translation

Dates: May 22nd-24th

Location: Bertinoro (Forlì) Italy

Description: Organized by the Department of Interpreting and Translation (DIT) of the University of Bologna - a forum for discussion in a relatively neglected field of research: the translation of food language and culture.

Website: http://fact.sitlec.unibo.it/ 

Title: Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies: East and West in Dialogue

Dates: May 7th-8th

Location: Institute for Modern Languages Research, University of London

Description: a keynote conference to bring together Asian, Arabic and Western scholars in the area of translation and comparative literary and cultural studies, with the aim of facilitating and accelerating dialogue between ‘Western’ and ‘Eastern’ traditions.

Website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ctccs/events/conferences-and-public-lectures/conference-in-may-2014.aspx 


Title: IJET-25 - The International Japanese-English Translation Conference

Dates: June 21st-22nd

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Description: over 50 sessions, panel discussions and workshops

Website: http://ijet.jat.org/site/index25 


Title: XXth FIT World Congress

Dates: August 4th-6th

Location: Berlin, Germany

Description: Trade fair, talks, panel discussions and workshops with the theme of "Man vs. Machine? The Future of Translators, Interpreters and Terminologists"

Website: http://www.fit2014.org/ 

By Ofer Tirosh

Ofer Tirosh is the founder and CEO of Tomedes, a language technology and translation company that supports business growth through a range of innovative localization strategies. He has been helping companies reach their global goals since 2007.



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